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Cumbria Flooded! Who's Responsible?  
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1608 times:




Okay then... 'fess up! Who did this...?  Big grin

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Ahh there's that image again... anyone got a decent caption for this? Big grin



Tom


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Ok I confess it was moi. I did this just for the hell of it.

Signed GKirk


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Ahh there's that image again... anyone got a decent caption for this?
He he... I was desperate to say something when I posted it, but I'm trying to control myself!

Alc, Kirkie's the obvious culprit, but Pearson's been unclogging his toilet, so that might be it!

[Edited 2005-01-08 21:34:28]

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Pe@rson and Kirkie are both in it I think. Kirkie lives nearer and Pe@rson has told him to do it.

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Maybe it had something to do with Pe@rson using his hands to unblock the toilet  Big grin


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

You can always go the American route and blame it on the party not in power, so blame it on the Tories......

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

LOL! Or we can go the Bible-Thumper route and blame it on the ungodly Brits because they hardly go to church and have lost their way to Christ!  Big grin

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

"Jump willy Jump" lmao

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Wasnt me, although I do live very close to the area  Big grin

LMAO, the floods have gone as far as 2 miles away from the nearest river  Laugh out loud

[Edited 2005-01-09 02:04:39]

And too think, I was going to go to Carlisle today if I wasnt suffering from an extreme hangover  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2005-01-09 02:15:57]


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User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Trying to replicate Venice in Cumbria? People just don't put the thought in to these things beforehand.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Actually, they could probably do with some of the stuff that is being sent to the other side of the world for the Tsunami victims. Having seen new pictures today I think the UK government should send some money to Cumbria and the Borders instead of it going around the world.
3 people confirmed dead so far



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

What, 3 dead in Cumbria? WTF! The banks of the River Tyne has burst as well. I live about 2 mins from the River Wear, I hope it dosen't burst its banks.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

As you can see, the water was pretty deep:






In the last picture, it shows part of the roundabout. In the middle of the roundabout, the water will be approx 20-30ft deep  Wow!



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Alcregular, 3 dead in Carlisle alone, although this may rise by some.

Some more pics:


As you can see from the tree, that area in the middle of the roundabout is exremely deep.


The cricket ground...I would guess the match is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch  Big grin




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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6590 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Looks like a season of water tragedies...

Mandala499



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

No offence, but how does one manage to get killed in a flooding like this? The water level would rise slowly wouldn't it? So there would be enough time to get to higer grounds...  Confused

Thom@s



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Thom@s,

You know how dumb some British are, if there's a stupid way to kill themselves, they'll find it. Seriously, They were probably old, they haven't had electricity for three days, and are reluctant to leave their homes. One man has been swept away in a river in Bradford and is presumed dead.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Hmmm, sorry to say it but it sounds "silly" to die in a flood like this. If someone who couldn't swim accidentally fell into the water then I could understand.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

I live just a few miles from Bradford and also work in the city. I can vouch that there are plenty of 'below average' people in the IQ department who live there! The guy was probably stood next to the river and decided to take a closer look. Joking aside, I can't speak for Cumbria, but for Bradford at least the floods weren't 'flash floods' just a gradual build up of hours of heavy rain. Of course, any fatalities are tragic and the relatives families will be suffering.

[Edited 2005-01-09 18:40:10]


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1393 times:
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Who's to blame....can I say the current government? They're about to fast track a £20 million flood defence scheme which they unveiled a few weeks ago that they say could have saved "many homes"; pity they didn't think of doing it earlier. Looking at the BBC news, it seems that both police and fire stations are now unusable!
David


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Sorry, but Im extremely scared just now. I hope to come back to you soon but the floods keep rising and rising, its unbelievable

Ok, looks lik my area "should" be ok, but I will keep pposting from the area. It is sacary as hell though

[Edited 2005-01-10 00:28:38]


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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Who's to blame....

How about the people who built houses and other buildings so close to a river.

My Dad always said never buy a house at the bottom of a large hill or near a river.

I live about 1/2 a mile from the local canal, but they don't tend to flood as often as rivers so we should be ok.

 Smile



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Ah well, the weathers better today  Smile No rain or wind


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently onlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

No offence, but how does one manage to get killed in a flooding like this? The water level would rise slowly wouldn't it? So there would be enough time to get to higer grounds

Most flood deaths involve people in motor vehicles. They try to drive through flood waters, thinking their vehicles can make it across, and are swept away when the waters turn out deeper than expected.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
25 Post contains images Jasepl : It's good things are better Kirkie! Still, are you sure you had nothing to do with this?
26 Post contains images GKirk : Another storm about to hit the area tomorrow, because I live quite close to the sea we might get floods here as well (only a couple of roads where I l
27 Post contains images Jasepl : Oh well. Nothing you can do about that, is there? Still, remember to run away from the water and not towards it!
28 Post contains images GKirk : Aye, Carlisle flooded at one side, and Dumfries flooded the other way. No buses or trains running so Im stranded as I cant drive either
29 Jasepl : Well, Bombay gets flooded a couple of times every year... Too much bloody rain. It's not nearly as bad as what you've got though. It can actually be f
30 Post contains images GKirk : "Well, Bombay gets flooded a couple of times every year... Too much bloody rain. It's not nearly as bad as what you've got though. It can actually be
31 Alcregular : Jaspel, Most of Carlisle still have no electricity, and haven't had any for around 3 days. They have water tanks in the streets for the locals.
32 GKirk : 13,000 people still have no electricity. It had been 100,000 people (e.g the majority of Carlisle).
33 Post contains images Jasepl : Did they have to cut the power off deliberately (as a preventive measure)? That's what they do here sometimes. And at least my posts are a result of d
34 Yukimizake : So are people there looking for scapegoats or is it being viewed as just a freak storm?
35 Post contains images GKirk : Carlisle will be flooded again it seems like,lookning at the weather outside. I was in Carlisle today....it smelled weird, sort of like soap?!?! 2 Eld
36 Post contains images Thom@s : Yay, a storm has reached us too. Floodings several places on the south western coast of norway. Did we make the UK news? Coz Cumbria and Carslile in p
37 Post contains images MYT332 : Well my dad works for Cumbria Constabulary and he's been saying a lot of their IT and Communications infrastructure is totally screwed up. I mean that
38 Post contains images GKirk : Strong winds here today, power has went off a few times. Glass broken and lying all over the place. At least it's sunny though
39 Post contains images MYT332 : Glass broken and lying all over the place What's last nights drunken antics got to do with the floods?
40 Post contains images Thom@s : Nasty weather here aswell... The roof on Bergen Airport car park came off during the strong winds. A photo from sunny and calm Stord. Bergen harbour i
41 Jasepl : How are things now Kirkie? Has the weather got better?
42 Post contains images Thom@s : GKirk is currently not available, as he couldn't get the computer on top of the roof. Thom@s
43 Post contains images Jasepl : Thom@s, you shouldn't say such things. I immediately got an image of Kirkie trying to lumber up to the roof with his computer and can't stop laughing
44 Post contains images GKirk : Haha very funny. Prince Charles was visiting the area today, seemed to give those in Carlisle a morale boost
45 Post contains images Jasepl : It is funny Kirkie... I'm still smiling when I picture you on the roof with the sheep and computer! Has the water gone away yet?
46 GKirk : Yes, the cleanup operation is well underway, £4m worth of damage
47 Jasepl : Oh good. That's what I thought... Wouldn't have expected the Prince to wade through the water on his walkabout!
48 Thom@s : Prince Charles visited the area? Well, one disaster is often followed by another... Thom@s
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